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5/28/13 11:35 PM
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Anthony Pettis was guaranteed a title fight in the light weight division, but would have to wait for it. Instead he choose to step down in weight class for an immediate title shot at Jose Aldo, a fight he's confident he'll win:

"I feel like my stand-up's something he's never seen," Pettis said.  "He's not going to be able to find training partners that can do what I do.  I'm used to the leg kicks.  I've been kicked there since I was five, so I feel like my range is longer than him. I'm bigger than him, I can match him in speed and power and I've got a style like nobody else’s."

If the fight with Aldo goes well, Pettis has made no bones about his desire to eventually move back to the lightweight division and settle things with Henderson in that division as well.  For now, his focus can only be on Aldo, but there is no denying he will be a lightweight again one day.

"Aldo's in my way, I can't really think about 'let's move back to 55.'  Let's see what happens at 45 first and then I'll make my decision from there," Pettis stated.  "155 is my home.  I've got a guy like Aldo in front of me, that's enough for me to focus on.  Jose Aldo is next and that's all I'm focusing on."

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5/28/13 11:40 PM
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Sounds like he has no plan on fighting down at FW besides this fight. Aldo/Pettis is an incredible matchup even if it's just a one night stand at FW it's worth it for the fans. Phone Post
5/28/13 11:48 PM
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What happens when he loses? Phone Post
5/29/13 12:08 AM
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TheFlyingGentlemen -  What happens when he loses? Phone Post

the train falls off its tracks
5/29/13 12:15 AM
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I have a 50 dollar parlay riding on pettis to win, i picked machida jones rousey and faber over menjivar Phone Post
5/29/13 12:17 AM
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I'm stoked for this fight, don't get me wrong...but I'm pretty sure it was Pettis that put himself in Aldo's way and not the other way around.
5/29/13 12:19 AM
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Aldo is one of my favorite fighters, been watching him since his first fight in the WEC. I like Pettis, but I am rooting for Aldo.

Good luck, Showtime. Should be a great fight. Phone Post
5/29/13 12:26 AM
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Aldo sparring with Andy Souwer. I still have Aldo winning, but Pettis will be an interesting test for him.
5/29/13 12:29 AM
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Pettit is real big compared to some of the guys Aldo has fought.

I can't wait for this fight.

Who gets the edge in:
Power?
Speed?
Wrestling?
Grappling?
Gas? Phone Post 3.0
5/29/13 12:38 AM
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AND THE NEW FW CHAMP
5/29/13 12:40 AM
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Milwaukee! Phone Post 3.0
5/29/13 1:44 AM
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Pettis takes this one.
5/29/13 1:45 AM
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Aldo takes a close fought split decision
5/29/13 2:07 AM
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WAR JOSE ALDO!!!! Phone Post
5/29/13 2:55 AM
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Aldo beats pettis. Phone Post
5/29/13 3:17 AM
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I have a feeling if he wins, having that belt and the fame and the big checks might keep him at fw
5/29/13 3:19 AM
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Pettis can go strike for strike with Aldo and will be fresh if it goes to the 4th and 5th.

Pettis via cardio in the 4th or 5th

Signed: Aldo fan since he got in WEC
5/29/13 3:46 AM
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hendofanforlife - I have a feeling if he wins, having that belt and the fame and the big checks might keep him at fw
If he wins, he won't be allowed to decide for himself. Phone Post 3.0
5/29/13 5:10 AM
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I'll take Aldo, not sold on Pettis - amazing to watch but I think he is thinking a little too much of himself in terms if striking talent Phone Post 3.0
5/29/13 12:15 PM
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Only leg kicks should be allowed the first minute of every round. Can't wait to see them tee off on each other.
5/29/13 12:31 PM
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:)

5/29/13 12:40 PM
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Aldo's manager and coach tried to squirm his way out of the fight.
5/29/13 12:56 PM
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I can see this becoming a trilogy, including fighting at LW. I think it's too even. Hard to pick a winner. Phone Post 3.0
5/29/13 1:00 PM
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FedorEmilioEstevez - I'll take Aldo, not sold on Pettis - amazing to watch but I think he is thinking a little too much of himself in terms if striking talent Phone Post 3.0

*facepalm
5/29/13 1:01 PM
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Tough fight to pick for but i will root for pettis

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